arking the next phase of the development in Brooks, California, the new hotel of Cache Creek Casino Resort will add 459 rooms and event space to accommodate guests who are now free to stay and play. There will be a total of 659 rooms at the resort once the expansion is complete.
“The expansion project continues to progress nicely,” explained Michael Traum, the resort’s Communications Manager, the Daily Democrat reported. “The main focus now is on putting the icing on the cake in all areas of the project, so to speak, along with checking and double-checking all work and finishes to ensure it meets the high standards a project like this necessitates.”
“There is still an ample amount of this type of work to complete, so we are not yet publicizing an exact timeline, though we can say the finish line is definitely coming into view,” Traum added. “As of the middle of June, we hope to be able to share opening plans in the coming few months.”
The $200 million project broke ground in May 2017. In addition to the rooms, a pool, restaurant, additional meeting space and a multipurpose ballroom will be added. New venues include an elevated bar & lounge with casino access, over 200 new slot machines, an entertainment & promotions stage. Also, the Cache Creek Events Center will have a new entertainment complex, and a multi-purpose facility for events and conferences.
“This expansion is an incredible opportunity for our entire community,” Leland Kinter, then Yocha Dehe Tribal Chairman, said at the groundbreaking ceremony. “We will finally be able to invite more of our guests to stay, saving trips on the road, and offer more rooms and amenities for our neighbors and other local visitors.”
The ceremonial “pavement breaking” took place on a small portion of the south parking lot, where the new building will rise. The expanded hotel will be built within the existing developed footprint of the resort, on the site of the original casino and bingo hall.
“The expansion will help meet longstanding demand of many guests who want to stay overnight rather than drive home,” Traum said. “The addition of new rooms, an event venue, and food and beverage spaces will enhance the Cache Creek experience, better serve our customers and be an attraction for many Capay Valley visitors.”
The new hotel has created numerous new job opportunities for the area. “We anticipate a significant expansion in our workforce as well,” Traum explained. “As such, we continue to operate a centrally-located, off-site employment center in Natomas, where prospective employees can apply for a job immediately or find information on what opportunities will be available once the expansion staffing ramps up.”
In terms of other expansion endeavors, Traum noted there are no plans for additional expansion projects in terms of square footage. However, the interior of the existing building has undergone a substantial remodeling over the last year to match the look and feel of the coming expansion area. The resort also recently completed a multi-million dollar upgrade and expansion of the spa, making it a must-see and experience space.
“Excitement continues to build by the day and we can’t wait to share the new project with the public,” Traum concluded. “It will truly be a first-class addition to everything that already makes Cache Creek so special in the hearts and minds of our guests.”